Michael Wacha heads to the mound again Friday as the Mets go on the road to take on the Astros in West Palm Beach, Fla. at 6:05 p.m.
The Mets and Cardinals tied 3-3 in their last time out despite a dominant performance from Rick Porcello, who pitched three shutout innings and allowed two hits, while walking one and striking out four. He also lowered his spring training ERA to 1.50 in the process. Pete Alonso had arguably his best game of the spring after going 2-3, but Robinson Cano couldn't get anything going, finishing his day 0-3 at the plate.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||George Springer, CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Josh Reddick, RF|
|Michael Conforto, DH||Alex Bregman, 3B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Jose Altuve, 2B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Michael Brantley, LF|
|Eduardo Nunez, 2B||Yuli Gurriel, DH|
|Jarrett Parker, LF||Carlos Correa, SS|
|Ryan Cordell, RF||Taylor Jones, 1B|
|Luis Guillorme, 3B||Dustin Garneau, C|
Who is pitching for the Mets?
RHP Michael Wacha, who allowed just two hits, and one walk while striking out one in three full innings of shutout baseball during his last time on the mound.
Who is pitching for the Astros?
RHP Lance McCullers Jr., who returned to the field for the first time Sunday since Oct. 17, 2018, after missing all of 2019 due to Tommy John surgery. In 1.0 innings pitched earlier this week, McCullers Jr. allowed one hit and struck out a batter.
The Mets will host the Nationals at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
LHP Steven Matz will get the start for the Mets, while the Nationals have yet to announce their pitcher.